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‘Drug trader’ dies in Chandpur ‘shootout’

‘Drug trader’ dies in Chandpur ‘shootout’

-- 2018-06-14 10:19:43

A suspected drug pedlar was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at Syedpur village in Hajiganj upazila of Chandpur early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Jakir, 40, s...

Fish cultivation expanding in Joypurhat

Fish cultivation expanding in Joypurhat

Roving Correspondent 2018-06-13 21:33:49

JOYPURHAT, June 13: Fish cultivation is gaining popularity in the district. A good number of unemployment youth of across Kalai, Akkelpur, Pachbibi, Khetlal and Sadar upazilas are now engaged with th...

Incessant rains trigger flood in six districts

Incessant rains trigger flood in six districts

-- 2018-06-13 20:47:35

Incessant rains for the last three days have triggered flood in parts of Chattorgram, Feni, Sylhet, Ranagmati, Habiganj and Moulvibazar districts, leaving several thousand people marooned. In Chattog...

Sholakia ready for largest Eid congregation

Sholakia ready for largest Eid congregation

-- 2018-06-13 20:16:15

All necessary preparations have been completed  for holding the country's largest Eid congregation at Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in Kishoreganj. Maulana Farid Uddin Masud, chairman of Islahul Muslim...

CCTV pilot project inaugurated on Dhaka-Aricha highway

CCTV pilot project inaugurated on Dhaka-Aricha highway

-- 2018-06-13 19:51:16

A CCTV pilot project was inaugurated on Dhaka-Aricha highway on Wednesday, aiming to prevent robbery, snatching and other criminal activities. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patw...

Country likely to experience dry weather during Eid

Country likely to experience dry weather during Eid

-- 2018-06-13 18:24:00

Almost the entire country may witness dry weather during the holy Eid-ul-Fitr although monsoon has already set in, an official of Met Office said on Wednesday. “Rainfall is likely to occur in s...

Dowry violence far from dying down

Dowry violence far from dying down

-- 2018-06-13 18:14:56

Despite various measures in place to get rid of dowry system and dowry-related violence against women, the county is still experiencing significant number of dowry-related incidents and violence outsh...

Women empowerment key component of SDGs in BD

Women empowerment key component of SDGs in BD

-- 2018-06-13 18:02:44

With the deadline that approached fast to end the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) in 2015, Bangladesh took stock of its progress to-date and worked hard to ensure the next set of goals refl...

Nat’l Moon Sighting Committee to sit Friday

Nat’l Moon Sighting Committee to sit Friday

-- 2018-06-13 17:26:32

A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee will be held on Friday to review the news of moon sighting of the holy month of Shawal and fix the date of Eid-ul-Fitr of 1,439 Hijri. The meeting wi...

UN chief seeks efforts against conflict

UN chief seeks efforts against conflict

-- 2018-06-13 17:00:43

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all to address the root causes of conflict and advance work for the Sustainable Development Goals including by promoting inclusive societies. "Let us s...

Habiganj town protection dyke under threat

Habiganj town protection dyke under threat

-- 2018-06-13 16:51:33

The town protection dyke in Habiganj has been facing threat of collapse in different points due to the increase of water level in Khoai River. Due to onrush of hill water from India's Tripura state,...

Eid journey will be hassle free, IGP hopes

Eid journey will be hassle free, IGP hopes

-- 2018-06-13 16:40:30

Coordinated initiatives have been taken to make journeys of Eid holidaymakers hassle-free and ensure their overall security. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary made the remar...

Flash flood inundates 14 Rangamati villages

Flash flood inundates 14 Rangamati villages

-- 2018-06-13 16:17:58

At least 14 villages in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati district were submerged due to flash flood for the last three days, rendering 60,000 people marooned. Onrush of hill water along with torrent...

No VAT, tax on remittances: Minister

No VAT, tax on remittances: Minister

-- 2018-06-13 16:04:21

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has urged the Bangladeshi expatriates to ignore any rumour about VAT or tax imposition on remittance. "There was no such discussion. Don't pay heed...

Three city corporation polls on July 30

Three city corporation polls on July 30

-- 2018-06-13 14:57:31

The Election Commission has announced an election schedule for Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barishal city corporations, setting July 30 as the polling date. Although the decision was taken earlier, the EC de...

Eviction drive continues in Ctg hills

Eviction drive continues in Ctg hills

-- 2018-06-13 14:53:38

Local administration continued the eviction drive in the hilly areas of the port city Chattogram for the second consecutive day on Wednesday to avert possible loss of lives from landslides. A team le...

Two die in Jamalpur road accident

Two die in Jamalpur road accident

-- 2018-06-13 14:45:03

A man and a minor girl were killed while five others injured following a head-on collision between a truck and CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Jamalpur-Mymensingh highway in Chankanda area of the municipalit...

14 Rangamati villages inundate in heavy rain

14 Rangamati villages inundate in heavy rain

-- 2018-06-13 14:34:35

At least 14 villages in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati district were submerged due to rains and onrush of hill water for the last three days, rendering 60,000 people marooned. Onrush of hill water...

Cop dies in Mymensingh road crash

Cop dies in Mymensingh road crash

-- 2018-06-13 12:58:14

Two people, including a police constable, were killed and seven others injured when a truck hit a number of stationed human haulers at Bypass intersection in Mymensingh city on Wednesday. The dece...

Flooding hits three Chattogram upazilas

Flooding hits three Chattogram upazilas

-- 2018-06-13 11:51:11

Three upazilas in the district were inundated due to incessant rainfall for last three days till Wednesday morning causing several thousand people marooned. Severe flooding has been reported in Hatha...

BGB seizes 8kg silver in Thakurgaon

BGB seizes 8kg silver in Thakurgaon

-- 2018-06-13 11:13:09

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Tuesday seized Indian silver weighing 8kg from Choshpara bordering area in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon. Based on secret information, a team of BGB con...

Everything in taxation should go online: PwC

Everything in taxation should go online: PwC

FE Report 2018-06-13 10:44:45

The government needs to strengthen its online tax monitoring to help raise its capacity to meet the annual revenue collection target, opined the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international professi...

Cargo lightering partially resumes at Ctg port

Cargo lightering partially resumes at Ctg port

Our Correspondent 2018-06-13 10:09:00

Lightering of cargoes from mother vessels partially resumed at the outer anchorage of the Chittagong Port on Tuesday. Some lightering vessels set sail for the deep sea area to unload cargoes from big...

10-15pc Eid shoppers use cards, MFSs for payment

10-15pc Eid shoppers use cards, MFSs for payment

Saif Uddin 2018-06-13 09:57:16

Transactions through debit and credit cards and mobile financial services (MFSs) have marked a significant rise ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, said stakeholders concerned. Many customers prefer to pay u...

Lightning hits boat in Meghna, three die

Lightning hits boat in Meghna, three die

-- 2018-06-12 21:34:05

Three people including two women were killed as a thunderbolt struck the boat carrying them on the Meghna River in Narsingdi on Tuesday. 10 others were injured in the incident that took place on the...

Munshiganj's Bacchu murder: Family accuses four

Munshiganj's Bacchu murder: Family accuses four

-- 2018-06-12 20:02:24

The family of slain publisher Shahzahan Bachchu filed a case accusing four unidentified people as suspects over the murder of the free-thinking writer in Munshiganj. Bishakha Prokashoni owner Bachchu...

Charge sheet in Holey Artisan attack case by month

Charge sheet in Holey Artisan attack case by month

-- 2018-06-12 19:54:17

The charge sheet in the Holey Artisan cafe in the capital’s Gulshan area will be submitted within a month. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia said this in the city...

Signal 3 to continue for maritime ports

Signal 3 to continue for maritime ports

-- 2018-06-12 18:36:34

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to continue hoisting local cautionary signal number three due to strong monsoon prevailing over north Bay. “D...

Bidi Sramik Federation demands tax cut

Bidi Sramik Federation demands tax cut

-- 2018-06-12 18:16:57

Increasing the tax on the bidi sector will risk the bidi workers' livelihood, claimed the leaders of Bangladesh Bidi Sramik Federation. The Federation, on Tuesday, came up with the observation at a p...

New Air chief takes over BAF command

New Air chief takes over BAF command

-- 2018-06-12 18:00:45

The newly promoted Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat took over the command of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) at Air Headquarters in the city on Tuesday afternoon. He succeeded t...